What is Ramipril?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Altace Apo-Ramipril Sandoz-Ramipril Show all

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Ramipril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that is used alone or in combination with diuretics for hypertension and to reduce risk of heart attack an stroke in high risk patients. Off label it is used for heart failure and to reduce heart problems in diabetics with hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 139 75
Elevated blood pressure 87 48
CHF (Congestive heart failure) 14 0
Diabetes Type 2 3 0
Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) 3 0
General health 2 0

Show all 26 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 9
Moderate 10
Mild 23
None 62

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ramipril

Side effect Patients
Dry cough 5
Headaches 2
Persistent cough 2
Sedation 2
Balance problems 1
Coughing while eating 1

Show all 32 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ramipril

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 17
5 mg daily 13
2.5 mg daily 8
1.25 mg daily 4
5 mg twice daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1
1,000 mcg twice daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ramipril

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 23
Side effects too severe 20
Other 4
Did not seem to work 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 45 patients who’ve stopped taking Ramipril

Duration

Currently taking Ramipril

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 21
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Ramipril

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 85
Usually 11
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 80
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 5
< $25 60
Not specified 37

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ramipril after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 2
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
Perindopril (Coversyl) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ramipril and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Losartan (Cozaar) 3
Irbesartan (Avapro) 2
Telmisartan (Micardis) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Ramipril

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Ramipril history

Jul 25, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stop taking Altace about a year and a half ago and no change in blood pressure.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 26, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 25, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Aug 20, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Blooregard
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Blooregard
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: little
Description:M55y
CFS:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

See Blooregard's full Ramipril history

May 21, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 16, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Hestia58
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Hestia58
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 29, 2010 (Started Feb 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Dry cough)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: coughing a problem, got worse with increased dosage
Side effects: Dry cough

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